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U.S. among nations blasting Venezuela leader's 2nd term

Jan 11, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

President Nicolas Maduro celebrated the start to a second term as Venezuela's leader Thursday, but his world just got smaller as countries seized upon the inauguration to cut diplomatic ties, reject his legitimacy and label him a dictator.

Once among Latin America's wealthiest countries, Venezuela is enduring a historic crisis following two decades of socialist rule, with residents struggling to afford basic goods as inflation soars, driving mass migration.

Maduro's second six-year t...